Maximize the Life of your ThriftyVac® Outer Bag
This is the second in our series of monthly tips on how to get the most out of your ThriftyVac® products.
You can make your ThriftyVac®outer bag last... Read more
The best way to keep your pecans and nuts fresh
This is written to share my approach to keeping my pecans fresh. The bottom line is that I now vacuum pack my pecans in a TV2 bag and store them... Read more
A Low-cost, Resealable Vacuum Bag for Heat-Sealing Vacuum Machines
Another ThriftyVac® Innovation
The new ThriftyVac® Full Service (TVFS) vacuum bag works with heat-sealing vacuum machines, yet remains resealable. Now you can use an electric vacuum sealer to vacuum pack... Read more
ThriftyVac® Holiday Special and Vacuum Bottle Stopper Price Reduction
This is a brief update with news that you can use.
Holiday Special: 20 Free TV2 Vacuum Bags with Purchase of the ThriftyVac® System
Buyers of the ThriftyVac® System will... Read more
Introducing the ThriftyVac® Vacuum Bottle Stopper
Several of my Kickstarter Backers have suggested that I add a vacuum bottle stopper to our product line. We have now acted on those suggestions and will sell our vacuum... Read more
Lots of ThriftyVac® News: Product Improvements; Adapters; Web Site; TV2 Vacuum Bags
This past week we celebrated the first anniversary of the ThriftyVac® Kickstarter project. Once again, thank all of you for providing the support that enabled our commercial launch.
Product Improvements... Read more
Announcing the ThriftyVac High-Quality Low-Cost Vacuum Bag: TV2
We have now developed a high-quality, low-cost (HQLC) vacuum bag to give you another vacuuming option.
A photo of the ThriftyVac® Vacuum Bag (TV2) is shown below.
We have already... Read more
Thank you for Reviewing ThriftyVac®; Ziploc’s Better Bag; The Best Performing Bags
Thank you for responding to my call for posting ThriftyVac® reviews on Amazon.com. You surpassed my target of 100 reviews in less than 24 hours and I read every word... Read more
Do Your Friends a Favor and Get a Free New ThriftyVac® Accessory in Return
Thank you for powering ThriftyVac® through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Your support enabled us to take ThriftyVac®to the next level and launch it commercially, which we did last week... Read more
Completing All ThriftyVac® Deliverables; Finding ThriftyVac® on Amazon; Vacuum Packing and Freezing Food in Mason Jars; Prolonging the Vacuum in the Outer Bag; Checking Out a Great ThriftyVac® Review
Thank you once again for providing the support needed to bring ThriftyVac®to market. I think that the sincerity of my appreciation is reflected in how I have handled... Read more
Apology; Using ThriftyVac® Most Effectively; Final Shipments
First let me apologize for sending you an update that was unrelated to the ThriftyVac® system itself. I will make sure to only focus on product-related matters from this... Read more
A Challenge to the Concept of Crowd Funding
The concept of Crowd Funding can survive only if Crowd Funding (CF) Web sites protect the interest of innovators. More specifically, CF sites must ensure that new project creators do... Read more
Shipping Your ThriftyVac® Orders; Improving Vacuum Retention; Giving You More Options; Using Your Pump
This update gives you important information regarding Shipping Your ThriftyVac® Orders; Improving Vacuum Retention; Giving You More Options; and Using Your Pump.
First of all, thank you for your orders... Read more
ThriftyVac® is Now Shipping, Plus One more Product Improvement
ThriftyVac® is Now Shipping
All system components are now in house and we have started shipping our first units. We plan to complete all shipments by the first week in... Read more
Things are moving along smoothly: Will start shipping ThriftyVac® in 11 days
This email contains updates on the ThriftyVac® Production Status and book, “Thinking like an Innovator; From Idea to Income.”
- Mason Jar Caps
- Check Valves
- Mason Jar... Read more
Production Status; Lids for Full Payments; Adapters for Those Needing Them
This is an important update because it reiterates previous requests and lets you know what to expect with your ThriftyVac® delivery. First, the production update:
- Check Valves: In... Read more
I Need the T Shirt Sizes for ThriftyVac® Backers who Pledged $50.
I Need the T Shirt Sizes of ThriftyVac® Backers who Pledged $50, because I must order them now to have them ready to ship with your ThriftyVac®orders. You may... Read more
Things are moving steadily ahead with procurement of components for the ThriftyVac® system. Specifically, this week tool-made samples came in for the Housing and a couple of components for the ... Read more
Transforming Ordinary Seals into Vacuum Seals
Many of you have sent me messages saying how eager you are to get your ThriftyVac®.Accordingly, I will start each update with a brief production status report. All check... Read more
Do Yourself a Favor (and me one too)
I have gotten a number of post-campaign requests for ThriftyVacs®from people who just missed getting in on the special Kickstarter deals. I have been able to accommodate such requests only... Read more
Ordering ThriftyVac® Components
I apologize for the delay in publishing this update.
You can see where the campaign ended by clicking on http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1066541019/thriftyvac. Getting $70K of funding (plus additional revenue for orders processed through ... Read more
All of You are Just Awesome
All of you are just awesome. I am overwhelmed by your steadfast support and positive comments throughout the ThriftyVac® campaign. Let me thank you once again. The campaign topped out... Read more
Alert to Misleading Web Site
One of my Backers just alerted me that someone has put up the Web site “thriftvac.com”
THIS IS NOT MY WEB SITE.
Please be careful not to place any orders... Read more
Going into the Home Stretch
With only about 61 hours to go, we are approaching the home stretch of the ThriftyVac® campaign.
Let me tell you what a rewarding experience this has been for me.... Read more
Delivering the Goods
Thank you, both old and new Backers, for relentlessly propelling ThriftyVac® forward. We are now approaching $60,000, far beyond our initial goal of $25,000. I am humbled by the confidence... Read more
You Make The Call after One Week of Vacuum
Thank you once again for continuing to tell your friends and associates about ThriftyVac® because your efforts just pushed us past the $42,000 mark, and we have been on a... Read more
Two many Web pages open at the same time: The Codlo Kickstarter page is actually at http://get.codlo.com
While writing Update #11, I had too many Web pages open at the same time and inadvertently listed the link to Codlo's commercial Web site, not the Codlo Kickstarter project page. My apologies to... Read more
Good News: My suppliers have incorporated the sous vide enhancements in the ThriftyVac® System.
The sous vide enhancements to ThriftyVac® are:
- Raising... Read more
Thank you for propelling ThriftyVac® through the $35,000 Stretch Goal
Thank you for your staunch fast support to ThriftyVac®, and propelling it through the $35,000 Stretch Goal.
As promised, all backers who pledge $20 or more will receive the ThriftyVac®... Read more
My Mistake on International Shipping Costs: $4 extra for Canadian Backers and $4 to $7 extra for all other International Backers
This update does not affect domestic ThriftyVac® Backers.
I apologize for making a serious error regarding the cost to ship ThriftyVac®outside the United States. Our actual costs will be... Read more
See for Yourself: You make the Call
Thank you for continuing to let other people know about ThriftyVac®, because your efforts have kept funding growing on a straight line upward. We just passed the $28,500 mark... Read more
100% Funded and Video of ThriftyVac® vacuum packing marinated lamb chops
Your support has pushed ThriftyVac® past its 100% funding goal of $25,000.
Thank you. Several of you are already talking about sustaining momentum so that we can reach the $35,000... Read more
Staying Thrifty and Improving Reliability
Thank you once again for spreading the word about ThriftyVac®. Your efforts have made a real difference because we are now within $3,000 of our goal.
This update shows how... Read more
Way too much information about ThriftyVac®
Warning: This update may contain way more information about ThriftyVac® than what you may want. Nevertheless, here goes.
First of all, thank each of you for making pledges, telling others... Read more
Lots of new information and new developments for ThriftyVac®
Once again, thank you for your tremendous support. This morning we passed the 50% mark on route to our goal of $25,000. I know that your efforts to spread the... Read more
Will we ship ThriftyVac to Canada?
Several people have asked if we will ship to Canada. Yes we will. We are now asking new backers to add $3.00 to their pledge for shipments to Canada. Backers residing in Canada who... Read more